Episode 140— March 13th, 2023

Cube and the Soul of Limited With Ryan Saxe

Rotisserie Corner
Is Cube somewhere between Limited and Constructed?
What does “limited” mean to Ryan and Anthony?
Heuristics vs. Cards — The Rules of Engagement of a Format
Why a Flat Power Level Isn’t Necessarily a Good Thing
Describing the Value of a Speculative Pick
What percentage of a Cube is glue?
The Irregular Cube and the Nature of Power Outliers
Slot Equity
What does NOT count as a “Limited” Cube?
Does a truly flat power level ruin the draft?
Designing for the Draft

Andy and Anthony are joined by Ryan Saxe for a deep conversation on Cube design. They talk about the design of “low power” Cubes, lessons we can take from limited sets and apply to Cubes, and the important impacts of power level disparities on gameplay.

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